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ERIC Number: ED078431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 196
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Writing without Teachers.
Elbow, Peter
This book discusses a program for learning how to write fiction and poetry as well as reports, lectures, and memos. The program can be used in writing classes or by individuals who want to improve their writing ability. The first chapter discusses the value of "freewriting exercises," the production of unedited, non-stop written work. Chapter two provides suggestions on how to develop a facility for "making words grow." Chapter three discusses the process of the interaction of contrasting or conflicting ideas in writing. Chapter four discusses a teacherless writing class in which a number of people regularly meet to react to each other's writing, and chapter five further discusses the merits of such a class. An appendix essay provides a theoretical justification for the teacherless writing class and argues that the writing program proposed is not an anti-intellectual enterprise. (DI)
Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Ave., New York, N. Y. 10016 ($1.50 paper)
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